Every organisation that works with children needs to have a safeguarding and child protection policy statement, which sets your commitment to protecting children from harm.
We've created this example, which you should tailor according to the context of your organisation. It should be used in conjunction with our information on writing a safeguarding policy. In addition to an overarching safeguarding policy statement your organisation should a set of detailed policies and procedures which explain the steps adults within your organisation must take to keep children safe.
- responding to concerns about a child's wellbeing
- responding to allegations of abuse made against a child
- recruiting the right people to work and volunteer with children
- preventing and responding to bullying
- responding to concerns about online abuse
- ensuring photographs and images of children are taken, stored and shared appropriately
You must make sure all adults and children are aware of, understand and can access your safeguarding policies.